Professor Michael Stanfield

Michael E. Stanfield


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6422 Kalmanovitz Hall 373


Michael Edward Stanfield, PhD, University of New Mexico, 1992, is an historian of modern Latin America, focusing on topics in the social and cultural history of various South American nations. A Spanish translation of his first book, Red Rubber, Bleeding Trees: Violence, Slavery and Empire in Northwest Amazonia, 1850-1933 (UNM Press, 1998), was published by Ediciones Abya-Yala, titled Caucho, conflicto, y cultura en la Amazonía Noroeste: Colombia, Ecuador, y Perú en el Putumayo, Caquetá, Napo, 1850-1933, in 2009. The University of Texas Press published his cultural history of beauty in Colombia in 2013, Of Beasts and Beauty; Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia. He is currently engaged in researching The Politics of Popular Music in Southern Cone for his next book project.

PhD, University of New Mexico
MA, San Diego State University
BA, UC Berkeley
Selected Publications

Of Beasts and Beauty: Gender, Race, and Identity in Colombia (University of Texas Press, 2013)

Red Rubber, Bleeding Trees: Violence, Slavery, and Empire in Northwest Amazonia,1850-1933 (UNM Press, 1998)